‘Splosion Man Creators Think Capcom Ripped Them Off
See, Capcom dropped MaXplosion yesterday, an iDevice platformer that puts you in the role of an escaping test subject that explodes to kill enemies and propel itself through the air. Thing is, Twisted Pixel made a game a whole lot like that for Xbox Live Arcade, called ‘Splosion Man.
Twisted Pixel’s Mike Henry started tweeting about his irritation with Capcom’s game (which is, in fact, quite similar to ‘Splosion Man) on Twitter — you know, the outlet where you should air all grievances. He started by writing, “MaXplosion gameplay video makes me sad. If you’re going to outright steal a game, you should at least understand what makes it fun.”
Mark Wilford, Twisted Pixel’s CEO, took it a step further, calling Capcom out and suggesting that his company needs to make a better iPhone game. And that it shouldn’t be hard to one-up. But he also mentioned that Twisted pitched ‘Splosion Man to Capcom for publishing — and that Capcom turned the game down.
Regardless of bad blood spread around on Twitter, Twisted Pixel has told Gamasutra it doesn’t intend to pursue any sort of legal action against Capcom. There’s still no comment from Capcom about the whole matter.
Meanwhile, the whole incident has spawned a funny fake Twitter account in @MaXplosion.
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